History. Culture. Islam
West African Sufi
The Religious Heritage and Spiritual Search of Cerno Bokar Saalif Taal
University of California Press
Berkeley & Los Angeles. 1984. 215 p.
The author wishes to thank M. Amadou
for his kind permission to quote passages from Vie et Enseignement de Tierno Bokar
Literary rights to all such quotations as well as to other materials cited
from his personal archives remain with M. Bâ.
To the memory of A.H.J.
Part I: The historical context
- The Political Background
- French Domination and the Challenge to Islam
Part II: The religious heritage and spiritual search of Cerno Bokar
- The Early Years
- Religious Heritage: Cerno Bokar as Student and Teacher
- The Spiritual Search
Part III: The spiritual discourses
- The ma'd-dîn
- The litany of Tijani prayers
- Conditions of membership in the Tijaniyya order
- A note on ethnicity